LeBron James returned from a two-week absence with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the Boston Celtics.
James has been out of the game since Nov. 2 due to an abdominal strain.
Los Angeles lost 109-102 to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday to fall to 4-6 without James this season, but they were 4-2 with him, even though James wasn’t playing at his usual level.
In those six games, James averaged 24.8 points, his lowest scoring production since he averaged 20.9 points as a rookie, while he also averaged his fewest rebounds (5.5) since his rookie year and his fewest assists (7.0). since 2015 -16. His 46.7% field goal mark is also the lowest since shooting 41.7% as a rookie, and his 4.2 turnovers per game are tied with his 2017-18 season, his personal best.
In 54 career regular-season games in Boston, James is averaging 28.9 points per game, his highest scoring average at any road field other than Cleveland, where he has averaged 29.1 points in 17 road games.